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On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters Party In The 'Swamp' Of Washington

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They voted to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., but on the night before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, they came to wallow in it.

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Executive Actions Ready To Go As Trump Prepares To Take Office

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Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.

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London's Tower Bridge Draped With Trump Protest Banners Ahead Of Inauguration

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LONDON: A banner reading "Build Bridges Not Walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge on Friday as part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at Donald Trump.

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Pageantry, Protests To Mark The Start Of Trump's Presidency

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Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.

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Russia Sees Positive Signs In Syria Peace Process: Agencies Cite Lavrov

Russia has observed positive signs in the Syria peace process and sees a meeting in the Kazakh capital next week as an important step toward establishing a framework for talks taking place in Geneva, Russian news agencies cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday.

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Freed Myanmar Farmers Renew Fight Against Army Over Land

Farmers locked in a land dispute with Myanmar's armed forces pledged to renew their fight after being released from jail on Friday, in a case testing leader Aung San Suu Kyi's resolve to challenge the military's economic interests.

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U.S. Treasury Nominee Mnuchin Hammered Over Offshore Tax Havens

U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he would work to eliminate the need for offshore tax havens, as Democratic senators accused the Wall Street veteran of using such vehicles to shelter hedge fund money from the government.

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Thirty People Still Missing At Italian Hotel Buried By Massive Avalanche

Rescuers dug all night in deep snow and debris in search of some 30 missing people who were staying in a luxury mountain hotel in Italy when an avalanche struck almost two days ago.

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Dengue Cases May Increase In Next Few Months

SINGAPORE: The number of dengue cases could increase in the next few months and peak in the middle of the year, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (Jan 19).

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'Dump Trump', Say Philippine Protesters

MANILA: Hundreds of Filipinos converged on the US embassy Friday (Jan 20) to denounce Donald Trump ahead of his inauguration as president of the United States, accusing him of sexism, racism and xenophobia.

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